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john_doe123 Member IconComment+1
john_doe123
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USE EXTREME CAUTION when installing this update!!! It has been known to cause drives to fail. This installer has been pulled from the Apple website. Read these threads at the Apple site for further information:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=4914177#4914177

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1331143&tstart=0

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1176005&tstart=15

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Version 2.1
Abraham Irawan Member IconComment+7
Abraham Irawan
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the update info is misleading,
said:
req: MacBook Pro Core Duo (15 -inch 1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, or 2.16GHz)

i have macbook pro core duo 2.16GHz
and the update is not working
i'm still unable to burn dual layer, always failure in 10% of DVD-DL burn verbatim

MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846:

Firmware Revision: FQ3T
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2048 KB

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Version 2.1
MacUpdate-Lon
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The system requirements are taken directly from the Apple page for this update. Click on the 'More Information' link on the MacUpdate page for this update and you can view the system requirements at the Apple page for this update.

**N8NOE** Member IconComment+15
**N8NOE**
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Worked Fine on my MacBook PRO here, Update was smooth, and No Troubles..

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Version 2.1
mr kitty Member IconComment+46
mr kitty
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Would anyone WITH a listed machine that has updated care to comment on the installation and resulting performance?

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Version 2.1
Sherman
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I have a listed machine and did the update. Update went without a hitch. I don't notice any difference in performance.

neilatkinson
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Well I have a MacBook Pro 2.16ghz Core Duo 15" and the firmware updater ran fine with no problems. (You do have to reboot after the updater has finished.)

I used to experience problems where applications like Toast couldn't see my Superdrive and I would have to reboot. Too early to say if this has cured it but here's hoping.

NeoX
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I have updated my MacBook and havent noticed a dif. yet. However I have only used my drive once since this update...

Michael Kemper
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After installing the Firmware update 2.1 in my 17" MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz Core Duo., running OS 10.4.10 I am no longer able to burn DVDs in the Superdrive.

FEST Member IconComment-1
FEST
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I have an mac mini g4 w UJ-845C…
so much problems w/ my superdrive… i cant backup nothing… matshita stick!!

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Version 2.0
poundingsurf
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Matsushita UJ-845C is not working my cd and dvd can be read but that is all, I guess I'll replace it.

JMahon24 Member IconComment+8
JMahon24
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When attempting update I receive the message "There are no devices on this computer which need updating." I am running a iMac G5 Intel and 10.4.6

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Version 2.0
Bruce-Juice
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You're running on an Intel Mac. This update is for PPC based Macs.

MarkOh
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huh!!!=?????!?!?!??????

please know what you're writing about before you post. i've got an Intel and it updated my SuperDrive.

Scott McCollom
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If you look at the requirements for the update, it says Core Duo, or Core 2 Duo, which is an Intel chip......and not a Power PC chip.

Elijahg3
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Yes but he wrote iMac G5 Intel... What the hell is that? :P

Kenneth Lister Member IconComment+28
Kenneth Lister
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I have a PowerBook G4 1.5ghz, but it says no supported device found to update.

Here is my profile:
MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-825:

Firmware Revision: DAM5
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW
Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
Media: No

Is that not covered?

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Version 2.0
Scott McCollom
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The requirements state that it is for Core Duo and Core 2 Duo chips, which are Intel chips. The Power PC ones which are G4, G5 aren't included.

ray16 Member IconComment+6
ray16
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What about the DVR 111D in a G3B&W running 10.2.8 Jaguar?

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Version 2.0
MacUpdate-Lon
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This update is not for that machine.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Easiest way to find out whether you need the update is to run it.

If your drive does need it, then the alteration will proceed. Apple seems to limit applicability to certain eMacs and
G5s.

To check whether update really worked, use System Profiler-> Hdw/ATA -> code should be CO3D. (It's a lot easier than using Apples's method.)

Installed easily on G5/single 1.8 GHz/
1.3 GB RAM

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Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Can somebody with one of the G5s mentioned tell me what SuperDrive this is updating? Is it the Pioneer DVR-109? Can't seem to find any sites specifying what specific vendor drive this firmware is for... Apple is so misleading when it comes out with these updates. They should just specify which brand of product they are updating and make it universal. There are a lot of us who have installed various Pioneer branded products into our macs who would like current firmware updates that work with our macs. Personally, I have three Pioneer drives (DVR-105, DVR-107D, DVR-109BK), all of which are not original drives. I've been able to flash the first two with the current Pioneer PC firmware using a third-party flashing utility (thanks Las Vegas), but no update has been available for the DVR-109 as of this writing. Just thought this firmware may be the one I'm looking for. However, knowing Apple, it probably won't run unless the drive is actually installed in a G5 or eMac.

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DP-G4-450Guy
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It's updating Apple's custom-vended "superdrive," mfg'd by Pioneer, but with Apple's firmware.

That's why an off-the-shelf Pioneer needs to have Patchburn or something similar run so that your Mac sees it as an Apple-vended drive.

If you have a Pioneer 109, 110, et al, you should just watch for when Pioneer issues firmware updates - this updater applies only to Macs that came with SuperDrives.

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